Legal Advice on Deadly Force From The Witness Stand

I’m not a lawyer so take it for what it’s worth.So what do you do if you are caught up in a...

eemerson May 3, 2011

Weapons Dependency: All Fighting is Fighting

"Anyone pulls a knife on me I'll just shoot him!" -Dead Man Stabbed 17 times....Gun still in Holster You...

eemerson April 26, 2011

Ferocious Resolve and the Loss of Self: Winning the Battle of the Minds

Have you ever seen two boxers staring each other down in the center of the ring before the fight?  Why do...

eemerson February 22, 2011

The Realities of Edged Weapons Combat: Separating Myth from Reality

Edged weapons, be it spears, knives or swords have always been the primary weapon used in close quarters...

eemerson February 15, 2011

The Coach

There are few people who get a chance to be a positive influence on a young person’s life.  There...

eemerson February 8, 2011

10 Things That Make a Tactical Knife

What is a Tactical Knife?  Every Company seems to make them.  Everyone seems to carry them. ...

eemerson February 1, 2011

Attacking The Attacker: The Immutable Laws and Strategies of Hand-to-Hand Combat

As human beings we are governed by certain sets of rules and principles that are the same for all other human...

eemerson December 7, 2010

Hardening The Target Part II: Becoming The Force To Be Reckoned With

I was working at one time with the Federal Air Marshals and was asked to give a training evaluation and...

eemerson November 23, 2010

Preparing For the Attack Part 1: Hardening the Target, You

In one of the previous articles I talked about the OODA loop and also the Fight or Flight survival trigger...

eemerson November 16, 2010

Pre-Emptive Self Defense Part 2: Going to Condition Orange, While Becoming Grey

DenyHave you ever heard of the Grey Man?  It is one of the cornerstones of spook tradecraft and is a...

eemerson November 9, 2010

Preemptive Self Defense Part 1

“He who strikes first usually wins” – Ernest EmersonThere are several components or...

eemerson November 2, 2010

Extreme Violence Part II: Fight or Flight, It's Not Your Only Choice

I am sure that all of us have heard of and aware of the “fight or flight” reaction.  Did you...

eemerson October 26, 2010

Extreme Violence Part I

What Will Happen To You And What To ExpectA pretty young flight attendant starts up the aisle to respond to a...

eemerson October 19, 2010

Know Your Attacker; The Attributes of the Sociopathic Predator

“Wherever you are, death will find you, even if you are in towers strong and high!  So what is...

eemerson October 12, 2010